JOHOR BAHRU, 17 February 2014 – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has discovered a way in multiplying our natural learning ability and to harness the potentials of the conscious and the subconscious mind by using brain wave stimulation technique.
Prof. Dr. –Ing. Eko Supriyanto from the Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering said, by modulating specific audio tones, the brain waves can be induced into calmness and triggers a state called “whole brain functioning”.
“Activating the whole brain simultaneously increases the receptiveness of information, and assists the student’s mind to be “sponge-like” in absorbing information from learning materials.
“The research involves all levels of students from primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary education,” said Prof. Eko at a press conference held at IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre in UTM, today.
Prof. Eko who led the research cited, the conventional learning techniques that involve memorization, concentration and self-discipline has been scientifically proven as not efficiently utilizing the entire potentials of the natural mind.
Furthermore he said, students are easily exposed to stress and fatigue from busy school activities. All these problems can be solved by stimulating the brain waves to achieve concentration and mental clarity while in the state of being calm and alert.
“The brain wave stimulation technique to enhance learning ability is the result of eight years of research and collaboration between UTM and a local mind technology firm, MinDec Research Sdn Bhd.